Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the planned production of THE ESSENCE has been postponed to a later date.
We don't know exactly when just yet, but please add your address on our "Contact Us" page and we'll be sure to keep you in the loop.
All ticket purchases have been refunded.
The Congress for Jewish Culture
i.a.w. Irene Kronhill Pletka
SEE what happens when you sin with a shiksa!
JAM to Soviet Yiddish Rock & Roll!
HEAR Einstein’s theory debated by imbeciles!
"HILARIOUS AND SMART... There wasn't a dry eye
in the room, but the tears were from laughter --
-- HUFFINGTON POST
"YIDDISH THEATRE FOR SMART ALECKS" --
"AMAZING... Makes you want to laugh and cry...
Not just for the old folks... See it!" --
"DELIGHTFUL... Fast-moving, informative, and funny" --
-- JEWISH STANDARD
“Your show has Yiddish in it?
Great, I’ll tell my grandmother!”
Not this time. This show is for you.
“The Essence” is a fast-moving revue for people who:
1) Know nothing about Yiddish
2) Don't give two !@#@?!!'s about nostalgia
3) Couldn’t imagine themselves at a show
with a bunch of Yiddish in it.
It’s about the richest, most expressive language in the world, with scenes, sketches, songs, and oddball detours that run the gamut from the most beautiful poetry to the most rancid melodrama.
All in 83 minutes. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn something, you’ll get nauseous.
And you'll learn one of the best-kept secrets around...
...Yiddish is actually pretty cool.
P.S. You don’t have to know one word of Yiddish to 'get it'.
"You guys are shmaltz-killers!" --
-- A Fan In Sweden
"I laughed so hard I cried!" --
-- A Gentile College Student
"More fun than Yom Kippur!" --
-- Jackie Hoffman
-- Zalmen Mlotek
National Yiddish Theater
Walk in happy.
Walk out Jewish.